Alexander Dea plays a selection of recordings of La Monte Young's early minimalist drone pieces and discusses the composer’s life and works. La Monte Young (born Bern, Idaho, 1935) has pioneered the concept of extended time durations in contemporary music for over 35 years. In addition, his work has played a central role in the development of the use of just intonation in 20th century music, and the growth of the minimalist style. In these recording Young is joined by his long time collaborator Marian Zazeela, as well as John Cale, Jon Hassell, and others.
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